Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Black Lives Matter activists shot in Minneapolis

Violence against Occupy was endemic during that movement's heyday (before Occupy surrendered). Now that the political world's talking heads are ramping up the rhetoric, the Black Lives Matter movement is being targeted too, and lives are on the line.

Last night, 5 people participating in a Black Lives Matter event in Minneapolis were shot when a gang of 3 masked white supremacists opened fire on their encampment. The attackers had previously been harassing the activists and had been asked to leave.

The shooting victims are expected to survive, but many fear that the next victims might not be so lucky. The Far Right's lie-fi town criers will inevitably gin up more violence like this - because that's all they ever do lately.

(Source: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/11/24/457214142/5-people-are-shot-at-site-of-black-lives-matter-protest-in-minneapolis)